Civil Division

Civil Court General Information

The function of the Civil Division is to serve the public by processing and maintaining lawsuits that involve allegations of civil causes of action. For more information, please call 507-375-1236.

Civil Commitment

The Civil Commitment Division processes and maintains Petitions for Judicial Commitments filed on persons who are alleged to be mentally ill, mentally handicapped, chemically dependent, mentally ill, and dangerous and psychopathic personalities. For more information, please call 507-375-1236.

Civil Court Records Department

We are responsible for maintaining all Civil Court files and providing public access to them. Approximately 1,300 cases are filed each year in Civil Court and our records go back to the turn of the century. For more information, please call 507-375-1236.